September 26, 2014
On 26 September 1997, a series of earthquakes shook central Italy and caused part of the Basilica of Saint Francis at Assisi to collapse.

September 23, 2014
As reported by Ermanno Rivetti in the Art Newspaper , a surprisingly violent hailstorm and accompanying downpour has caused an estimated €1.5m worth of damage to museums and other historic buildings in Florence.

September 3, 2014
A new HVAC system is scheduled to go online at the Sistine Chapel in October 2014.

August 9, 2014
The fight to stop large cruise ships from entering the Venetian lagoon ramped up in late July 2014 with calls from museum professionals and celebrities to ban “grandi navi” (large ships) from Venice.

July 17, 2014
As of 6 June 2014 , a partial ban on photographing works of art in Italian state museums has been lifted, as long as the photos are used for non-profit purposes, for study or research, or to promote Italy’s heritage.

June 20, 2014
Incredible photos of WWII destruction at Rimini.

June 14, 2014
Giorgio Orsoni, the Mayor of Venice, was arrested in early June along with thirty-four others on charges of corruption related to the building of flood barriers and other preservation projects for the city.

April 27, 2014
As another tourist season gets into full swing, Venice once again struggles to manage large crowds and the immense ships that bring them to the city for day trips.

April 5, 2014
Bulgari has offered €1.5m to restore the Spanish Steps in Rome in response to the Italian government’s appeal for help.

April 3, 2014
institutefinearts : Lantern Slides: Monuments Men, Brescia, Italy, Cathedral, original state and with the cupola on fire, Commission for the Restoration of Italian Monuments, images gift of IFA alumnus Frederick Hartt

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